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culmination

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noun cul·mi·na·tion \ˌkəl-mə-ˈnā-shən\

Simple Definition of culmination

  • : the end or final result of something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of culmination

  1. 1 :  the action of culminating

  2. 2 :  culminating position :  climax

Examples of culmination in a sentence

  1. This study is the culmination of years of research.

  2. <an acting performance that was seen as the culmination of a brilliant career on the stage>



1633

First Known Use of culmination

1633

Synonym Discussion of culmination

summit, peak, pinnacle, climax, apex, acme, culmination mean the highest point attained or attainable. summit implies the topmost level attainable <at the summit of the Victorian social scene>. peak suggests the highest among other high points <an artist working at the peak of her powers>. pinnacle suggests a dizzying and often insecure height <the pinnacle of worldly success>. climax implies the highest point in an ascending series <the war was the climax to a series of hostile actions>. apex implies the point where all ascending lines converge <the apex of Dutch culture>. acme implies a level of quality representing the perfection of a thing <a statue that was once deemed the acme of beauty>. culmination suggests the outcome of a growth or development representing an attained objective <the culmination of years of effort>.


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